QLEAR fellowship application guideline for 2021

【QLEAR fellowship application guideline for 2021】※application was over

 Application guideline for 2021 can be down loaded from here.


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<Eligibility of Application>

The students who can apply to the fellowship program should satisfy the criteria listed below

(1)Students who enter a doctoral course of Osaka University listed in the table below in April 2021 or entered there in October 2020 and enroll in the first year on 1st April, 2021 are eligible. ※1

   ※1 2nd year of the doctoral course of Graduate School of Medicine on 1st April, 2021

(2)Students who are less than 30 years old at 1st April, 2021 (less than 33 years old for those who belonged to a medical course including a clinical training.)


Graduate School・Department

Doctoral course

Graduate School of Science(Department of Mathematics, Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry, Department of Biological Science, Department of Macromolecular Science, Department of Earth and Space Science)

Graduate School of Medicine (Division of Health Science)

Graduate School of Engineering (Division of Biotechnology, Division of Applied Chemistry, Division of Precision Engineering and Applied Physics, Division of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Materials and Manufacturing Science, Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, Division of Electrical, Electronic and Infocommunicaitons Engineering, and Department of Management of Industry and Technology)

Graduate School of Engineering Science (Department of Materials Engineering Science, Department of Mechanical Science and Bioengineering, and Department of Systems Innovation

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (Department of Information Systems Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Department of Information Networking)

4-year doctoral course ※1

Graduate School of Medicine(Medicine)

Note) The students enroll in Osaka University Program for Leading Graduate Schools, Multidisciplinary PhD Program or Honor Program for Graduate School in Science, Engineering and Informatics can apply to the fellowship.

However、students listed below on 1st April, 2021 are not eligible.

  ① Person who are recognized as a working person ※2

  ② Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC) of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

  ③ Recipient of a scholarship from Japan Student Service Organization

  ④ Recipient of Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship

  ⑤ Recipient of a scholarship from overseas governments

  ⑥ Students who receive a scholarship from a graduate program conducting in Osaka University (Multidisciplinary PhD Program, Program for Leading Graduate School, Honor Program for Graduate School in Science, Engineering and Informatics).

   But the scholarship aiming to supporting the tuition fee are excluded. ※3

   ※2 Working person” means 1. a person in full time employment, 2. a person retired from the full-time employment, and 3. a housewife and a househusband. For 3. However, regarding 3, depending on the status of life, we may not consider the applicant as a working person, and may accept the eligibility of application.

   ※3 Even if you receive the scholarships shown in (6),you can apply if you decline to receive the scholarship before the allowance payment from the fellowship program will start. In this case, the allowance will be pied by subtracting the amount equivalent to the scholarship paid in the first year of the fellowship.


Three years from 1st April, 2021

 ※The period will be ended when one will be withdrawal or removal from the doctoral course during the period.
  The period for those who are enrolled in the abovementioned doctoral courses on 31st March, 2021 is two years and six months.

<Application documents>

① Application form(Form1)
② Statement of Reasons(Form2)
③ Research Plan(Form3)
④ Academic transcript for graduate course
⑤ Copy of official certification of language proficiency( Only for those who write a score in Form 1. )
⑥ Examination voucher(Form4)
⑦ Envelop for returning
⑧ Recommendation Letter (Form5)


Format download (Only Japanese versions are available)

Application form(Form1)
Statement of Reasons(Form2)※Revised on 14th April
Research Plan(Form3) ※Revised on 14th April
Examination voucher(Form4)
Recommendation Letter (Form5)


<Selection schedule>






6th April (Tue)

~21th April (Wed)


To QLEAR Fellowship Office (in the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research)

Notification of result of the document screening

11th May (Tue) 14:00 QLAER Fellowship homepage
Interview Announced separately

Announced separately

Announced separately

Notification of final successful applicants 25th May (Tue)


QLAER Fellowship homepage


<Application procedures>

Students who satisfy “6. Eligibility of application” and wish to application to the fellowship must proceed the application in the following procedure.

  • Method for application・・・・ By mail
  • Application period・・・・ 6th April, 2021 (Fri) ~ 21th April, 2021 (Fri)
  • Application documents・・・・ Documents ①~⑦ listed in “10.Application documents”
           ⑧ Recommendation Letter will be sent by the recommender to the address below by mail (or on-campus mail).
  • Mailing method

    Address  8-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, 567-0047 Osaka
    Department of Quantum System Electronics, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University
    QLEAR Fellowship Office

    Please use an envelope of “角形2号(about length 33 cm × width 24 cm size ), and be sure to send it by “簡易書留速達 (Simple registered express mail)”. (Only those with a postmark from sending station (domestic) before 12th April (Fri) will be accepted even if they arrive after the deadline.)


  • Use the official format for the application. The change of the style in the format prohibited.
  • Changing the contents of application documents and adding supplementary after the submission are not allowed.
  • One application is accepted from an applicant and multiple applications are not allowed. When the several applications are submitted from an applicant, all applications will be invalid.
  • Examination voucher with examinee ID will be sent to the applicant by mail using the submitted envelope after submission.
  • Deficient application documents will not be accepted.


  QLAER Fellowship Office

   Room N209 (Department of Quantum System Electronics), The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University

   8-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, 567-0047 Osaka

    TEL06-6879-8405 & FAX: 06-6879-8405